The opposition is hell-bent on giving a communal angle to every incident. In yet another move they have turned the normal incident into controversy by involving religion in it. Yesterday CM of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath visited the poet-saint Kabir mausoleum located in Sant Kabir Nagar of Maghar in Uttar Pradesh to check all the arrangements there, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit scheduled today to kickstart the 2019 election campaign from Maghar, the place regarded as the ‘gateway to hell’ as per superstitions
In the mausoleum, when the caretaker Khadim Hussain offered CM Yogi Adityanath a skull cap, CM very politely replied to the caretaker that he doesn’t wear cap He told Khadim “Stop stop… it is done, After this Khadim requested the CM to hold the cap in hand”. The CM then agreed to his request and posed for a photo with the skull cap in his hand with Khadim standing next to him as per reports
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But this doesn’t go well with the opposition and they started targeting the CM and laid allegations on him that he is trying to divide the society on a religious basis. Samajwadi Party spokesperson Sunil Sajan said that it was a cap of Kabir but CM must have misunderstood it. “…heights of hypocrisy it is, such people should not go the Kabir dhaam.”
Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said that the cap doesn’t belong to any particular religion and it is just to show a gesture of respect. “A CM has to take everyone together. If someone is offering you a cap, it is just a gesture to show respect. People occupying top offices have to take everyone together, If he (Khadim) offered him a cap, by wearing a cap for just 1 minute, it will not change your religion neither hurt your religious sentiment.”
The Muslim minister in the UP Cabinet Mohsin Raza jumped to Adityanath’s defence and questioned the intention behind offering caps to leaders. He suggested that religious gurus should restrain from indulging in such acts. “By offering him a cap and when he refuses to wear it, what message you are trying to send? I am Muslim but I never wear a cap. Does this mean I am not a Muslim? Has he (Yogi Adityanath) committed a crime by doing so? Who told you to make him wear a cap? Why don’t you go to a temple, stand with people there, congratulate them? Change your thought.”
I don’t understand what problem these opposition leaders have on Yogi Adityanath refusal to wear a cap when even the caretaker Khadim Hussain himself is admitting that the CM doesn’t has shown any disrespect, Infact he refused it very politely and was smiling while saying no to him. Even the Khadim has questioned that why the incident is being politicized. There is no need of politicizing the event.
Not Yogi Adityanath, but these are the leaders who are dividing the society on religious lines. They are the ones who are politicizing and communalizing the event for their selfish purposes. They have been doing this since ages for their political benefits.
Source: Financial Express